Current Member

Eugenia Lean

The Starr Foundation East Asian Studies Endowment Fund Member
Historical Studies
Field of Study
History of Modern China
Home Institution
Columbia University

Whereas previous scholars have characterized Chinese men-of-letters as suspicious of global science, industry, and commerce, Eugenia Lean's book project will demonstrate how cultural entrepreneurs in early twentieth-century China leveraged their literary skills into industrial and commercial success, and explored new ways of knowing the natural world.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
9/201712/2017 Fall
UCLA Ph.D., 2001
UCLA M.A., 1996
Stanford University B.A., 1990
Faculty Mentoring Award, Graduate Scholar of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University 2014
ACLS/Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship 2010
Featured in “Top Young Historians,” History News Network 2008
John K. Fairbank Book Prize (awarded by the American Historical Association) 2007
ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty 2004
Columbia University 2011– Tenured Associate Professor
Columbia University 2009–2011 Non-tenured Associate Professor
Columbia University 2002–2009 Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2001–2002 Assistant Professor